What’s new – 16th January 2017

It’s a day later than anticipated, but there’s a good reason. We’ve been hard at work on the site and ran out of time yesterday evening – we’ve managed to get 51 individual tasks sorted out, which is more than we planned!

First, the important bits. We have three brand new maps and one updated map:

  • The Wilmslow map extends our coverage up from Crewe to Wilmslow, with route indications as far as Wilmslow
  • The Macclesfield map joins up with the Stoke-on-Trent map at Kidsgrove and reaches all the way up to Levenshulme, north of Stockport, with route indications from north of Prestbury, including Edgeley Junction and Stockport
  • The Ely to Norwich map covers the route through Thetford wth signals and route indications and will join up with the Norwich map, which we’re currently working on
  • The West Ealing to Airport Junction and Heathrow map extends the previous map of the area through Southall and Hanwell and West Ealing to Ealing Broadway and London Paddington

We’ve also had a blitz on the bugs and issues you’ve raised over the past weeks, so hopefully we’re now on top of things. Just as a reminder – you can get in touch with us at support@opentraintimes.com if you spot a problem with a map, and we’ll look in to it for you.

So, that’s it for another fortnight. We’re going to be taking a short break and will be back with the next release in three or so weeks time.

What’s new – 1st January 2017

Happy New Year! Over the festive period, we’ve been hard at work updating several maps as a result of infrastructure changes, and we’ve just made these changes live. There wasn’t enough time to get very many bug-fixes put in place, but we’ll be working on those next.

Here are the updates:

  • The new Cardiff Central to Bridgend map covers the newly-resignalled Cardiff Central area west to Bridgend. The Vale of Glamorgan route will be coming in a later release, as well as the other routes in the area
  • On the London Bridge map has been updated with the Down Sussex Slow line open, and the 8 Down line taken out-of-use
  • At London Paddington, we’ve updated the map to show the changes to platforms 12 and 13, plus we’ve extended the map to cover up to Ealing Broadway and added the link to the new Crossrail depot
  • The West Drayton to Twyford map has been updated to show the a new turnback siding and provision for stabling sidings at Maidenhead

We’ve also upgraded our infrastructure to cope with the growing number of visitors to the site daily, so 2017 should see an even more robust service!